Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Good-bye to Fall Decor

I love vintage linens. When I'm in a thrift store, I head for the tablecloths and pillowcases, looking for colors that grab my soul. Then, refashioning some things, maybe doing a little custom embroidery, layering and combining things, I make the cozy home I need to feel at peace. Since early September, looking around my house makes me smile. The colors I love most of all are the earthy, fall-toned ones - the oranges, tans, and golds.

In a small house, a unified color scheme keeps things looking serene and coordinated. The flow is just better from room to room. My base decor is lots of golden-toned wood, beige backgrounds in the wallpapers, with dark green and maroon the unifying tones, present in every room. Then, by changing pillow and table covers, towels and napkins, I economically bring in a fresh look seasonally.

But now it's time to say good-bye to my fall decor; time to get out the Christmas things for their brief, five-week reign. And, you know, once I get everything switched over, I know I'll love that too.


Nancy M. said...

Your home looks very welcoming!

Deb said...

Your home looks warm and welcoming. Love the Fall/Autumn colour so inviting.
Take care

Annodear said...

Really. Those photos are stunning :-) And I love your logic re. the unifying colors. Totally *works*.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I love fall decor too. And it always seems like a chore dragging out all the Christmas stuff. But once the house is decorated and looking warm and cozy, I'm pretty content. Until January, when it all needs to be packed away.